Superfreakonomics: Global Cooling, Patriotic Prostitutes and Why Suicide Bombers Should Buy Life Insurance by Steven D. Levitt

Superfreakonomics: Global Cooling, Patriotic Prostitutes and Why Suicide Bombers Should Buy Life Insurance by Steven D. Levitt

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What's a sure-fire way to catch a terrorist? Are people hard-wired for altruism or selfishness? Which cancer does chemotherapy work best for? Why is combating global warming easier than we think? In this title, the authors uncovers hidden truths about our world, from terrorism to shark attacks, cable TV to hurricanes.
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Sequel to the international bestseller "Freakonomics", Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner's "Superfreakonomics" is an irresistible look at the counterintuitive science of everyday life. The Freakquel is here. In "Superfreakonomics" Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner look deeper, question harder and uncover even more hidden truths about our world, from terrorism to shark attacks, cable TV to hurricanes. They ask, among other things: What's a sure-fire way to catch a terrorist? Are people hard-wired for altruism or selfishness? Which cancer does chemotherapy work best for? Why is combating global warming easier than we think? Sometimes, the most superfreaky solution is the simplest. "Travels further than its predecessor...Levitt is a master at drawing counter-intuitive conclusions". ("Sunday Times"). "Fascinating ...studded with intriguing examples". ("Daily Telegraph"). "Like "Freakonomics", but better ...you are guaranteed a good time". ("Financial Times"). "Page-turning, politically incorrect and ever-so-slightly intoxicating, like a large swig of tequila". ("The Times"). Steven D. Levitt teaches economics at the University of Chicago. His idiosyncratic economic research into areas as varied as guns and game shows has triggered debate in the media and academic circles. He recently received the American Economic Association's John Bates Clark Medal, awarded every two years to the best American economist under forty. Stephen J. Dubner lives in New York City. He writes for "The New York Times" and the "New Yorker", and is the bestselling author of "Turbulent Souls" and "Confessions of a Hero-Worshipper". In August 2003 Dubner wrote a profile of Levitt in "The New York Times" magazine. The extraordinary response that article received led to a remarkable collaboration.

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SKU GOR001862771
Title Superfreakonomics: Global Cooling, Patriotic Prostitutes and Why Suicide Bombers Should Buy Life Insurance
Author By (author) Steven D. Levitt
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd
Year Published 2010
Number of Pages 320
ISBN 10 0141030704
ISBN 13 9780141030708
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
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Sequel to the international bestseller "Freakonomics", Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner's "Superfreakonomics" is an irresistible look at the counterintuitive science of everyday life. The Freakquel is here. In "Superfreakonomics" Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner look deeper, question harder and uncover even more hidden truths about our world, from terrorism to shark attacks, cable TV to hurricanes. They ask, among other things: What's a sure-fire way to catch a terrorist? Are people hard-wired for altruism or selfishness? Which cancer does chemotherapy work best for? Why is combating global warming easier than we think? Sometimes, the most superfreaky solution is the simplest. "Travels further than its predecessor...Levitt is a master at drawing counter-intuitive conclusions". ("Sunday Times"). "Fascinating ...studded with intriguing examples". ("Daily Telegraph"). "Like "Freakonomics", but better ...you are guaranteed a good time". ("Financial Times"). "Page-turning, politically incorrect and ever-so-slightly intoxicating, like a large swig of tequila". ("The Times"). Steven D. Levitt teaches economics at the University of Chicago. His idiosyncratic economic research into areas as varied as guns and game shows has triggered debate in the media and academic circles. He recently received the American Economic Association's John Bates Clark Medal, awarded every two years to the best American economist under forty. Stephen J. Dubner lives in New York City. He writes for "The New York Times" and the "New Yorker", and is the bestselling author of "Turbulent Souls" and "Confessions of a Hero-Worshipper". In August 2003 Dubner wrote a profile of Levitt in "The New York Times" magazine. The extraordinary response that article received led to a remarkable collaboration.
Additional Information

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SKU GOR001862771
Title Superfreakonomics: Global Cooling, Patriotic Prostitutes and Why Suicide Bombers Should Buy Life Insurance
Author By (author) Steven D. Levitt
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd
Year Published 2010
Number of Pages 320
ISBN 10 0141030704
ISBN 13 9780141030708
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.